What's Your Preference...

Decorating By caked4life Updated 16 Sep 2010 , 4:06pm by TrixieTreats

caked4life Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:19pm
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Paddle or Whisk?
Which do you use to make buttercream. And why?

11 replies
pag41989 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:22pm
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I have heard that the paddle is best for keeping air bubbles out of the buttercream. I have been using the whisk but I plan on using a paddle next time to see if theres any difference.

crisseyann Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:34pm
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Paddle attachment, for the reason mentioned above.

Malakin Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:37pm
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Paddle with modified rubber sides, same reason as above.

Mikel79 Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:41pm
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Paddle for icing

Wisk and Paddle for Cake Mixes



KimmyKakes4Me Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 2:50pm
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Whisk for first stage, but I make meringue BC. Paddle for the last stage. Kind of necessary to use both.

TexasSugar Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:02pm
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I use the paddle but I also make the buttercream with crisco and powder sugar.

What type of BC you make plays a part in it.

mandyloo Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:15pm
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I use the paddle for just about everything besides whipped cream-I use the whisk for that.

cattycornercakes Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by mandyloo

I use the paddle for just about everything besides whipped cream-I use the whisk for that.


tracycakes Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 3:33pm
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I don't even like the paddle with the rubber sides for making buttercream. I still got air bubbles, so straight paddle for me.

KimmyKakes4Me Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:01pm
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Running your KA on the lowest speed when you are done for a few minutes works the bubbles out. I have zero bubbles when I'm done. None. Ever.

TrixieTreats Posted 16 Sep 2010 , 4:06pm
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I agree with KimmyKakes. I actually run it low the entire time and get a smooth, air bubble free result everytime. I like to use the "beater blade"...but that's because I'm lazy....the regular paddle is just as good.

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